Re: Am having Wiz Teeth pulled. Advice?
I would definitely advise to go to an oral surgeon if you are going to do this. I'm 26 and had my bottom 2 taken out out 7 months ago. I had just moved and went to a new dentist that was hightly recommened by my neighbor. This dentist recommended that he take them out, and I followed his advice. He never went over the side effects with me, and I was stupid not to ask. I was told I would be down for just a few days. This was not the case. I was in bed with intense pain for 3 weeks, despite all my pain killers. Finally after 2 months, the pain decreased and I could function daily ignoring most of the pain.
I kept going back to the dentist and he said everything was fine. Obviously it wasn't, so I switched dentists and my new one referred me to an oral surgeon. After 7 months of pain, the oral surgeon figured out that I had an infection and recommended he operate and clean it out. I opted for this and he went in and found that the original dentist left in stitches that weren't dissolvable. This was only part of the problem. The dentist damaged the nerve and that is why I still continue to have pain. Most of my pain is in my front teeth and chin. This pain might go after a couple of years, but it might not.
I don't know if it's bad to have your wisdom teeth out, but after my experience, I would only go to a highly recommended oral surgeon. My new dentist is of the opinion that no dentist has the right to do a tooth extraction. It's considered surgery and should be done by an oral surgeon. After my experience, I completely agree.
I think my experience is rare, but I would never risk it. Nothing may happen to you if you choose Scirex over an oral surgeon, but then again something may. I think you would be better off feeling like you had done everything you could to have a successful operation.